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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and durability. The battery and design are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Kyle Wiggers (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review

 

Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro delivers Google Tango, but it's a buggy, bulky experience.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

One cool gimmick still can't save this Lenovo

 

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro makes a cool toy for developers seeking to unlock the potential of Google's Tango augmented-reality software. Too bad the hardware can't keep up.

The first phone with Google's Tango software reveals the useful and entertaining possibilities of building AR into a phone.

Unfortunately, the Phab 2 Pro is a bulky, heavy, mediocre handset with disappointing hardware, an old version of Android and no NFC.

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is a cool toy for developers to unlock the potential of augmented reality but it's not worth buying as a phone.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Lauren Goode (theverge.com)

Google Tango on Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro: a work in progress

 

There's a lot going on with the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro smartphone, a dizzying array of things to consider. The first is that it's massive, barely qualifying as a phone, with a 6.4-inch display and hard,...

Tango is fun when it works ; Interactive app experience ; No headset required for AR

Massive smartphone ; Tango is still half-baked ; Too few Tango apps right now

It’s a 3D world; we’re just living in it

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

 

The unlocked Lenovo Phab 2 Pro serves as more of a showcase for Google Tango than a case for augmented reality, but the future looks promising, and the phone is solid in its own right.

First phone with Google Tango. Crisp Quad HD display. Fingerprint sensor, dual SIM, expandable storage, and dual-band Wi-Fi support.

Huge. Most Tango apps feel unpolished and lack compelling functionality. Subpar camera performance.

The colossal Lenovo 2 Pro is the biggest phablet we've reviewed in years, and one of the most unique. For $500 you get a crisp Quad HD display, promising AR functionality with Google Tango, and a premium build. But Tango still has some ways to go...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review

 

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is a phone that should make you sit up and take notice, but maybe not for reasons you expect. It's the first handset with Google's Tango augmented-reality (AR) software , which can add cool virtual objects and realities to the...

The first phone with Google's Tango software reveals the useful and entertaining possibilities of building AR into a phone.

Unfortunately, the Phab 2 Pro is a bulky, heavy, mediocre handset with disappointing hardware, an old version of Android and no NFC.

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is a cool toy for developers to unlock the potential of augmented reality but it's not worth buying as a phone.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Eric Abent (slashgear.com)

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: Google Tango has landed

 

Google's Tango augmented reality platform is getting its first real-world application with the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. We're venturing into a territory that's largely unknown, and the Phab 2 Pro is the first of its kind: a phone built around the idea that...

Good, high-resolution display ; High-capacity battery with excellent screen-on times ; Runs available Tango apps well

Will be much too big for many people ; Heavy, bulky, and slippery design makes drops more likely ; Middle-of-the-road hardware means shorter lifespan

All of this begs the question: is the Phab 2 Pro worth it? Considering the hardware the phone offers and the current state of Tango, I’d only say it is if you’re the kind of person who wants to be right there at the starting line as a new technology...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Smartphone Review

 

Tango for the masses. The first consumer Tango smartphone is a bit larger than expected and doesn't always work perfectly, but it is thankfully wrapped in a solid and potent design.

dual-SIM with support for U.S. GSM 4G bands ; well-made and rigid aluminum chassis ; generally cool surface temperatures ; fast-charging Micro-USB port ; great speakerphone quality ; large 6.4-inch QHD display ; fast CPU performance ; integrated Tango

non-removable battery; average battery life ; awkward positioning of fingerprint reader ; no NFC, USB Type-C, or wireless charging ; display colors could be more accurate ; large and heavy; over 10 mm thick ; average display response times ; average...

The big selling point of the Phab 2 Pro is its unique Tango hardware. At its current state, however, the feature is more of a novelty than it is a practical implementation. Aside from its gaming potential, Lenovo has promised the ability to navigate...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by (techaeris.com)

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: Our first dance with Tango

 

First generation consumer devices are always a risk and Phab 2 Pro is far from being a perfect device, but it has potential.

Project Tango is the star here when it works properly, the design is top notch and build quality is stellar. The screen is absolutely amazing for media consumption

Project Tango is still in its infancy and this first consumer device is going to have some bugs and issues... also no USB Type-C

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is a massive 6.4" beast with a solid build quality and several software issues. For $499USD the price is nice for those who want to be early adopters of Project Tango or for those who may want a small tablet for content consumption.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Stephen S. (phonearena.com)

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Review

 

A really good smartphone is one that's going to feel intentional: that an engineering team set out with a clear vision of the phone they wanted to make, and everything from its design, to the features it offers, serve to reflect that intentional...

Tango is a lot of fun – when it works ; Big, sharp display is great for apps and media ; Price is totally reasonable considering the hardware ; Fast recharge times

Unwieldy size ; Tango still needs a lot of debugging ; Unclear market: is this supposed to be a daily driver ; Aging Marshmallow software ; Poor notification support

The Phab 2 Pro is a hugely ambitious handset, and while it gives us a one-of-a-kind smartphone experience thanks to its Tango hardware, we just can't shake the feeling that a phone like this isn't quite ready for prime time.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Rich Woods (neowin.net)

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: The first Google Tango phone is a one-trick pony

 

Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro is the first phone to use Google's Tango, but is it worth buying at this point, or should you wait for a future device? Find out in our review of the device.

At $499, I'm really not sure if this device is meant to go head-to-head with flagships or premium mid-tier devices. The truth is that it can't really do either.

Dec, 2016
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